Google has announced that it will be shutting down Google Reader on July 1, 2013 & iGoogle on November 1st 2013.
This move comes as Google tries to consolidate its services to put more wood behind fewer arrows, we can expect more consolidation behind a few key products: Android, Chrome, and Google+.
Here you can find the list of 10 Free Alternatives to Google Reader http://www.fforfree.net/2013/05/10-best-free-alternatives-to-google.html
Worth the check….
RSVP to See it First at PlayStation’s E3 Press Conference live June 10, 2013 starting 6:00pm Pacific Time at http://us.playstation.com
& Here are Microsoft Xbox One unveil video and the highlights from the Microsoft Xbox One event that was held on May 21st 2013
Posted: May 23, 2013 in All Categories
Tags: Microsoft, Sony, Xbox
Posted: March 31, 2013 in All Categories
YouTube announced it will be shutting down after eight years in business and will no longer accept videos. The news comes, of course, just before April Fools’ Day you should have know it by now, it’s the annual prank day of Youtube.
It’s no secret that April Fools’ Day is a big part of Google and YouTube’s company culture and tradition. For example, YouTube did a throwback in 2011 to fake viral videos from 100 years ago and last year, the site said you could order all clips on DVD. In 2008, every video led to a a Rick Roll.
The company teamed up with The Onion to create a YouTube-star-studded video explaining how the site was set up as part of a contest to find the best home video on the Internet.
What do you think of this year’s prank? Which is the best you’ve seen on web today?
Using computers without knowing code is like being able to read a book without knowing how to write agree, well here is a video of some big guns talking ”superpower” that isn’t being taught in schools.
Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi.
Well this film is actually an ad by Code.org which is an non-profit foundation dedicated to growing computer programming education
Posted: February 21, 2013 in All Categories
How to apply
Google is looking for bold, creative individuals who want to join them and be a part of shaping the future of Glass. They would love to make everyone an Explorer, but starting off a bit smaller. They are still in the early stages, and while we can’t promise everything will be perfect, we can promise it will be exciting. more info
Using Google+ or Twitter, tell google what you would do if you had Glass, starting with the hashtag #ifihadglass.
- Your application must be 50 words or less
- You must include #ifihadglass in your application
- You can include up to 5 photos with your application
- You can include a short video (15 secs max)
- Be sure to follow us on Google+ (+ProjectGlass) or Twitter (@projectglass) so that we can contact you directly
- You must be at least 18 years old and live in the U.S. to apply
- For more details, please see our full Terms and FAQ
What happens next?
The deadline for applications is February 27th. If you are chosen, google will reach out to you with an invitation to become a Glass Explorer (please remember to follow us so that we can contact you directly). Explorers will each need to pre-order a Glass Explorer Edition for $1500 plus tax and attend a special pick-up experience, in person, in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles.
Posted: February 18, 2013 in All Categories
Google will setup some retail stores in major cities by the end of 2013, what Google products will it sell, well it can be Google Chromebook, Google Glasses, & a chain of google enterprise products.. Google has already launched pop-up stores in many Best Buy locations across the U.S., and that program has apparently worked well enough for the company to launch stand alone retail locations
The mission of the stores is to get new Google Nexus, Chrome, and especially upcoming products into the hands of prospective customers. Google feels right now that many potential customers need to get hands-on experience with its products before they are willing to purchase. Google competitors Apple and Microsoft both have retail outlets where customers can try before they buy.
The decision to open stores, is in sync with drawing up plans to take the Google Glass to the public. The leadership thought consumers would need to try Google Glass first hand to make a purchase. Without being able to use them first hand, few non-techies would be interested in buying Google’s glasses (which will retail from between $500 to $1,000).
Google is also said to be thinking about marketing a smart watch, so that’s yet another potential device for Google to place on the shelves. & who knows what else Google may have on the horizon?
It will be interesting to see what kind of presenceGoogle gives motorola devices in these stores, assuming they actually do open.
Posted: February 11, 2013 in All Categories
The Big rumour on the net this week as been the Apple Smart Watch, Apple is not only working on a smart watch, but that it will be constructed out of curved glass, which creates a unique smart watch that fits into place with its current brand designs. This is not the first time there have been rumors about a possible iWatch. Late last year there was word that Apple was interested in a smart watch Intel had developed that included a 1.5 inch display.
Wearable tech is currently a hot trend in technology, however, much like Google’s Glasses project Apple could spend years in development to ensure its newest product type is optimized for use with its smartphone line.
In the meantime, wearable tech is going beyond simple watch and glasses applications. In one case a new pair of “privacy visors” are helping people avoid facial recognition software.